Change The World Educate Girls

Dr. Mella Davis, founder of MasterPeace Academy, hails originally from Richmond, Texas. She came to YWAM Worcester (Youth with a Mission) in the summer of 2012 with a vision: to build an exemplary school.


She has 25 years of experience in education, having taught everything from grade R to graduate school. She holds a doctorate in performance studies, a masters in folklore, a masters- level certification in education, and a dual bachelors degrees in English and in French.


Her interdisciplinary focus on humanities and social sciences facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to education. This unique lens allows her to teach from a holistic perspective of how the subjects interrelate. Her students have attended top-tier universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Notre Dame. But her greatest blessing is seeing students walking in their faith and giving back to their communities. Her goal is to provide excellent English-medium education to anyone who desires, no matter from where they hail.

Teachers of the Nations’ English language School: Masterpeace Academy

Teachers of the Nations is committed to building schools of excellence for Africa. In particular, it is our goal to provide access to quality education primarily for underprivileged and neglected students.

Mission Statement: To broaden students’ worldview, develop individual potential, and enrich community life through access to a multi- disciplinary and compelling educational experience.

Market: At present, there is no local school singularly devoted to educating youth in the area using challenging curriculum such as International Baccalaureate and Cambridge A-level standards. In Worcester presently, there exists a need for an English-medium school that include students from disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged backgrounds. Our potential student population would also include Anglo-phone and foreign students who presently reside in Worcester with missionary families.

Concluding Remarks: MasterPeace Academy is sure to appeal to those parents who desire their children to learn in a first-rate English-speaking institution with compelling studies and demanding academic rigor. Nestled in the beautiful setting of the Worcester wine-country, the school provides safety and security, making it truly an enviable place to study.

Student Profile

The highest possible academic and rigorous learning environment is provided. The type of student who will do well at MasterPeace Academy is one who is very curious, self-motivated, and resilient. At MasterPeace Academy, we are here to offer students the opportunity to use their own learning modalities and strengths.

Curriculum

We offer face-to-face instruction as well as experiential opportunities. We encourage investigation, questioning, and a lifestyle of reading and learning. We offer foreign languages, including French, Afrikaans, and German, as well as the creative arts. While using traditional curricula, students will also have access to online learning opportunities with Khan Academy.

Academic Year

Masterpiece Academy will run on an American academic schedule which means that there are two semesters per year. The school term begins in August and ends in June. However, students of MasterPeace Academy will be released at the same time as those attending South African institutions. Term 1 runs from August through December. Term 2 begins in January and ends in early June. These dates allow student to begin university study in January.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Monday -Friday

1st Block: 8:00- 11:00: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Each course lasts 50 minutes.

On Alternate Days

2nd Block: 12:00-2:00 : Physical Education; Foreign Language; Art; Theater; Library

Hot lunch will also be provided. Students will also receive 2 ten-minute breaks.

Our mission

To promote investigation, questioning, and reasoning.  To encourage life-long learning, self-discovery, and self-expression. To produce readers, thinkers, and writers.

 

SHARING LANGUAGES 

The best time to learn a language is as a child. The plasticity of the brain makes it easier to both master multiple languages, rendering one a polyglot.

LEARNING AFRIKAAns

 

 

LEARNING FRENCH

LEARNING GERMAN

DISCOVERING MATHS…

AND ABACUS

EXPLORING READING

 

OBSERVING SCIENCE

 

Hot air raises and cold air falls. The two together create wind.

 

Recognizing god and perceiving ourselves

 

Appreciating arts and Diversity

     TRAVELLING THE WORLD with Social Studies

OUTINGS

Forays into the real world allow students to understand the processes and functioning of our society and the natural world which they inhabit.

We were back at Kleinplassie to learn about dairy. First, some of the students milked the cow. Then, others worked to separate the cream from the skim milk (similar to the time of the pioneers when there was no Alfalfa or Dairy Milk corporations). Then the children had a wonderful opportunity to watch butter and cottage cheese being made. It was nostalgic for some of the homeschooling mothers and at least one teacher.

Cape Town Adventure. We left for Cape Town in the early morning and arrived at Waterfront Aquarium at 9 AM. We hopped on the Topless Red Bus and took a grand tour up to Camps Bay. However, our day really started when we disembarked at the Slave Lodge in the center of Cape Town.

We have been studying the Transatlantic slave trade, as well as the slave trade within the very shores and countries of Africa itself, and this prior inquiry provided the foundation for us to understand South Africa’s unique painful slave history. In South Africa, the Dutch East India Company employed slaves to work and it’s company gardens, which we also visited. The dank, dark, and wretched conditions of the slave lodge, ironically, became the Old Supreme Court of South Africa. Students had a wonderful opportunity to actually stand inside a model of a slave ship. Interestingly, slaves to South Africa came from Bali, Nepal, as well as African nations such as Madagascar.

After our visit to the slave lodge, we made our way to another memorial of pain: the District 6 museum. Housed in a church, the District 6 museum memorializes the forced departure and removal of 60,000 residents during the apartheid era and the Group Areas Act which sought to segregate different races, nationalities, and ethnicities from one another. Students experienced life within the community by walking into reconstructed homes and businesses as well as traversing the streets of District 6. The rich, howbeit painful, history of slavery granted to District 6 a mingling of cultures, religions, and people groups. Yet, the same prejudice which was at the base of slave system, now sought to destroy the very community it had inadvertently created.

 The kids had a fun outing to Potjie Geplant where they took a train ride, battled on mini-boats, and enjoyed the jumpy castle.
Then, we took a hike up the mountain where the students could view animal and plant life. Our intrepid leader, Barbara, guided us on our outing. Then, the children planted a small succulent. All in all, a very fun day was had.

Considering our Resources: Wool and the Sheep which provide it.